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Kinder's Mill


This three-story fieldstone building was constructed on Plum Run as a grist mill on land owned by George Kinder, a Dutch immigrant who moved in 1782 from Berks County, His son, Valentine Kinder, took part in the Whiskey Rebellion and participated in a documented meeting of 29 Bethlehem Township residents alleged to have occured here. These residents swore allegiance to uphold the U.S. Constitution at the close of the Rebellion in late 1794. Valentine's son George II was killed in an accident at the mill. The property remained in the family until 1890 when the mill was bought by the Thompson family that converted it into a distillery. After the departure of the distillery business to Canada, the mill was used as a dairy barn. [p. 72 POP]
Edited: 02-24-2019 23:11:39